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Getting started guide

INSTALLATiON FOR WINDOWS USERS
By the GNS3 Assist Team

Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

The first part of this guide is for a user getting to the new release from our new website. All of the critical and most important things to know will be covered. . click on the download link and download the Windows All-In-One installer.Getting started guide Installation for Windows Users This document will take you through the steps to get started with GNS3 in a Windows environment. see other Getting Started Documents. there is an installation section for Linux users and the equivalent for Mac OS X users. Step 1 – Download GNS3 As stated in the previous screenshot. but for an in-depth discussion. If you use Linux. after you have created the account. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.

Getting started guide Then you get the create account window: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .

. now you are in to the portal. Click on the Software button and click Download in the menu.Getting started guide Okay. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. The next screen should look familiar.

Also note the bottom part of the screen here: This is a really simplified way to obtain all those other appliances once you have gotten GNS3 downloaded and installed. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.Getting started guide At this point. . Step 2 – Install GNS3 Find the file you downloaded and double-click on it to begin installing GNS3. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. you can start the download process.

Please don’t do that. just click on to the next screen. The GNS3 Setup Wizard will begin.Getting started guide Locate your GNS3 download and double click on it. Hit the Install Button: Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. WireShark. Dynamips) are already checked marked. The interesting thing about this installation from the other ones is many of the other appliances needed (like Winpcap. Everything else is a matter of clicking on next buttons. An astute user will start clicking off the boxes. A deeper discussion of what all this is will be provided. Most experienced Windows users know to click ‘next’ and ‘accept the user license’. . Unless you absolutely know you have a newer version.

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Getting started guide After WireShark. . Only this time. it has SolarWinds Response Timer Viewer! What? Free? Yup! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. you then get ported to another installer.

Getting started guide Enter your best email into the SolarWinds Response Time Viewer install. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. .

Where Dynamips is located. 2. Where QEmu is located. Click on that and you can now begin configuring GNS3 to include the following: 1. 6. Your Cisco IOS image. 5. . you should see a snazzy little icon on your desktop that looks like a blue chameleon. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Advanced settings to point to an IOU license key. Any IOU images. Advanced settings for your ASA security appliance. 3. 4.Getting started guide Once the installation is completed.

3640 and 3660. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. 3745. GNS3 is meant to be used in a lab environment for testing and learning. Supported platforms are the following: Cisco 7200. or a blue aspirin. 3725. 3700. please do so. that is the icon used in topologies as a Router or switch. 2600 series (2610 to 2650XM & 2691) and 1700 series (1720 to 1760).Getting started guide Step 3 – Defining Cisco IOS files As mentioned earlier. Once you have obtained your own copy of a Cisco IOS for one of the supported platforms. 3600. You are presented to create a project by entering a name for the project: Click on the icon that looks like an Antacid pill. In the networking world. you are ready to continue. . If haven’t already launched your GNS3 program from the previous step. 3620. you must provide your own Cisco IOS and IOU image to use with GNS3 due to licensing issues.

click on Dynamips -> IOS routers Click on New Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. You need to be compliant with licensing restrictions. . If you don’t have an IOS. Click on Edit in the upper left hand corner.Getting started guide A panel slides open and it is blank. At this point. From here. GNS3 Technologies is not responsible for providing you with free IOS images. or if you work with Cisco devices. that you would have to know how to obtain a Cisco IOS image. These images are available by contacting a Cisco provider. I suggest contacting a solution provider of Cisco equipment to get you connected to purchase an IOS. We need to add Router Images first before using the routers. you can obtain an IOS based on the production machines you have available. suffice it to say. Select Preferences.

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Getting started guide The next screen shows that GNS3 detected the router platform. A little comment on Cisco devices. Notice on this Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Meaning. they are modular. Here is where you can configure your modules. . and named it according to the platform. you can add modules based on what type of network you want.

You can configure slot 1. let’s add a serial module as well. to have a 16 port Ethernet switch. you have three slots. And while we are at it. . Slot 0 already has a FastEthernet module. You can also add WIC modules! Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc.Getting started guide 3725 platform. Let’s do that here.

Hold down the left mouse button and drag and drop this onto the main panel which is where you will configure your topology. You will now be given a status page summarizing the options selected in the IOS routers preferences. . It’s recommended to leave that. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. Hit Apply in the lower right hand corner.Getting started guide Finally. You now have an available router. you can set the IDLE PC setting. Now click on the blue aspirin or the Router Icon again. Then hit Okay.

On that note. you see a green light next to R1. which is the topology panel. At this point the installation is done. after you moved the Router in the middle pane.Getting started guide You now need to start the router by either right clicking on the router and selecting start. Special Tip: In this screenshot. Use these two items extensively to keep your interfaces connected correctly. in the right pane. That indicates the device is powered on since you can’t see the actual device. Copyright 2007-2014 GNS3 Technologies Inc. You have configured a Router IOS and you have started the device. or clicking on the right pointing start arrow located in the header area that will then start all devices selected and configured that allow a startup. . a nice pop up window shows you everything about this router. if you let the mouse hover over the router.